Sustainable finance update: June 2020

A monthly look at the ESG debt markets from an Australasian perspective.

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Market overview

  • The market for impact investing in Australia has tripled to A$20bn
  • ICMA releases Sustainability Linked Bond Principles, updated Social Bond Principles and Guidance Documents

Selected recent deals

  • International Finance Corp taps $A Social Bond for 4th time
  • National Housing Finance and Investment Corp issues 3rd Social Bond
  • NZ Green Investment Finance announces first financing
  • Transition bonds return for SNAM and Castle Peak Power

Investor and market news

  • EC Proposes RWA Discount for Green Loans
  • NZ’s Accident Compensation Corp aims to halve carbon intensity
  • Minerals Council outlines climate strategy
  • Sustainalytics launches Transition Bond Second Party Opinions

 

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